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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

WOYWW - Wednesday 27 October 2010


Well what an amazing week having a look at everyone's blogs for the WOYWW.  Click here to have a look at Julia's blog who runs the weekly WOYWW event.

There are certainly some good WOYWW detectives out there.  I thought I'd only really included a picture of my craft desk but some of you realised what it was.  Earlier in the year I seriously considered giving up cardmaking altogether as I couldn't cope with craft stuff all around the dining area of the lounge/diner and stuff all over the dining room table.  We then saw details of the Workbox so we started to save.  I was concerned though as it was so expensive but as I make my cards to sell to raise funds for charity, if I gave up cardmaking the charities would lose out, it was something we as a family were prepared to do.

Thankfully we did manage to get one half price as it had been put up in the shop and had got marked/damaged in a few places.  We had to go to Oxford to have a look and after using my brother-in-law's MPV it was brought home and has been living in my house since.  Yes, it took my husband a while to put up and he put some polyfilla over a couple of marks but after spending some considerable time, I was 100% happy with the Workbox.  I am amazed how much I have used up since having it as before I did not have the "will or way" to go looking for stuff even though I knew I had it.  I haven't gotten around to labelling the shelves but seem to remember where things are and it has made things so much easier for me and the charities haven't lost out.  I am supposed to shut the Workbox down after each session but that doesn't always happen but when visitors come it just looks like a wardrobe in our front room!!!!

These are some photos from June 2010 when it became my best friend:





Well, onto WOYWW this week.  Here are some photos of my worktable taken today.  I have some preparations for some commissioned cards on there and some digital images I have printed off and some I have coloured in and some I haven't.  I collect Keel dogs and often I have a "visitor" come and sit at my desk.  This time it is Jasper the Dalmatian.



46 comments:

Paula Gale said...

WoW Kim- that is some serious piece of equipment - and quite good looking as a piece of furniture when closed up - its like a wardrobe infact!!! Amazing how we remember where stuff is - but just to be on the safe side - i label EVERYTHING lol

Thanks for the peek!

Paula x x x

Candace said...

crammed full storage unit!

Enjoy your day and thanks for sharing

Candace
#8

Sandy said...

OMG what a wow what a wonderful crafty space.
So many things you have.

Mandi said...

That is such a fantastic work space!
I looked at them some years ago, but declined
Glad you didn't give up your art, Im sure everyone that receives one of your cards thinks so too!

Happy WOYWW
mandi xx

Chrissie said...

It is an amazing piece of kit and well done you for getting one at a reasonable price! They are mega expensive!
But you still have to clear the desk to pack it away don't you, so you're obviously a very tidy person!
Chrissie

Sunshine Girl said...

Wow that workspace is awesome! Glad you bought it and managed to get your mojo back - I am the same when I am too cluttered too so, as I am a messy crafter, I have to have clearouts and sortouts to get me going again! Hope your mojo stays for a long while now! Thanks for sharing (no. 26)

Helen said...

What an amazing piece of storage. Fantastic idea.

Cardmaking Galore said...

Great organization there - pity that doesn't come to Malta it would fit my purpose

airing cupboard crafts said...

I love your work box it's stunning and you can just close the door on everything. It looks fab

Laura (63) x

Jules said...

Wow that is amazing! Well done for getting one half price too, I bet you love it :D

Victoria said...

wow that is fantastic i love it x
Vicky (66)

akilli melek said...

fab storage Kym, glad you didnt have to give up such an enjoyable hobby. caroline #14

S said...

All I can say - is Workbox = Wow! S #84

Linda Elbourne said...

A fabulous crafty space!
Great job!
#72

Susan Allan said...

You have a fntastic place to work in...I am so jealous!!!
Sue xx 56

butlersabroad said...

That's an amazing piece of kit, glad that it's allowed you to continue crafting.

Hugs
Brenda 89

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo look at that! What a fab space! Kim #82

Linby said...

I've drooled over one of those before but the price and getting it delivered put me off. V Well done at getting it for a good price.
Linbyx
109

Ciara said...

Wow, that's brilliant. It's a whole craft room in a box!

Ciara
xx

kelly said...

love the workbox what a fab idea!

Daniele said...

wow it certainly looks amazing all those drawers and then can be hidden away at the close of a door
hugs

Sue from Oregon said...

I am so green eyed with envy...I would love to have one of these downstairs in the Family room so my family would actually see me sometimes!

Lothian Crafts said...

Wow thats a brilliant work desk. Loads of storage.
Elaine no39

Chrysalis said...

Oh, Kym! What an amazing piece of furniture/equipment!! You are one lucky lady! Having been evicted from my craft room by a long term, unexpected house guest, I now share the sitting room with husband, guest, PC, TV and three cats! I feel really guilty when I spread my stuff out, and it's a right pain having to clear it away each time! Oh well - I suppose it will help my housekeeping skills LOL! x

Rachel said...

It looks amazing and I'm very jealous. But I'd never manage to clear the table so the whole thing would stay open! I'm just that messy.

have a good one,
rachel #43

JoZart said...

What a seriously desirable piece of equipment.... trouble is I'd need a few!
JoZarty x

*Vicki* said...

I have to say that you are very organized!! What a really cool cabinet!! I don't think it would hold all of my goodies though!! LOL!!

Phree said...

Fab storage solution.

Pam said...

You know that IS an amazing craft space! What a smart addition to make your crafting life easier! Thanks for sharing this - so helpful!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

wow.. that cabnet is super cool.. thanks for the nice comment on my blog!!

Hugs
Shirley Pumpkin #41

Kalyber said...

You win the wow factor and everything at your finger tips award this week. Amazing.

Neet said...

I've seen this storage advertised somewhere but never knew anyone who had it. Am totally green with envy. Lucky you. Thanks for the "drool". #46

Spyder said...

I've had one on my wish list since before time! and have entered loads of competitions, but most of them seem to be in USA. Hubby said I'd never be tidy even if I had one, but, well, I MIGHT be!! It looks fabulous and well done you on getting it at half price, I reckon you'd still get your money back if you sold it in years to come. Never actually seen one in the 'flesh' but they do look useful! Bit late but happy woyww!!
((Lyn))

Juls said...

wow!!! your crafty cupboard looks just amazing!!!!! TFS hugs Juls #138

Elizabeth said...

Love your Workbox - it looks as though you can store a lot of stuff in it. Thanks for sharing. Elizabeth #51

Doone said...

wow looks like a tardis for crafters

Dx 52

lisa said...

Wow, what a fantastic piece of equipment for crafting. I love it. Having all your stash to hand and being able to close it up when you're done must be great.
Hugs Lisa(90)

karen said...

Wow, your Workbox is great! I was just looking at this online last night and wishing wishing...
And you give a great testimonial for it!

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

That is some serious 'Tool Box'!!!

It's gorgeous and I'm glad it stopped you from giving up the card making.

A.xx(80)

Aisling said...

Wow, what a very impressive workbox you have! Sooooo much goodies in there... Thanks for visiting my blog! # 47

Craftgirl said...

I am coveting your workbox. i have never seen anything like that before.
All those toys too.

Great
carol

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is one gorgeous piece of organization! You scored, Kym. And you have it so everything is at your fingertips, yet can be hidden away very quickly. I can see why you love it.

Thanks so much for the sweet words you left on my blog. I'm still moving slowly, but trying to start visiting people who visited me. I thought I would mention that I also dry flowers in my microwave. It's not for food use, though! Happy very belated WOYWW (# 15).

Nicks said...

thats a definitive creative space!, thanks for sharing!
Sorry I am late passing by, my internet went down wednesday evening, how inconvienient

Sherry said...

Wow Kym, your 'workbox' is fabulous!!! I've never seen one of those before - it's huge - and all that lovely storage.

I'm glad you're continuing to craft (and with that, how could you not!!) and that your charities are still benefitting from all your hard work.

Thanks for coming to visit my workdesk earlier today x

Carrie said...

I am so jealous.....that has got to be the best storage for crafts I have seen to date!!! Thanks so much for sharing your work space with me and also for your lovely comment on my blog xx

Shari said...

Wow, I would love to have your workdesk. I am an obsessive organizer and this is perfect to keep everything in it's own little drawer and close it all up when it isn't being used. So glad you didn't give up making cards! Thanks so much for sharing!
~Shari #130